Bug 1475072 - (CVE-2017-5361) CVE-2017-5361 rt: timing side-channel attack in secrets constant-time comparison algorithm
CVE-2017-5361 rt: timing side-channel attack in secrets constant-time compari...
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
unspecified
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=low,public=20170704,reported=2...
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Depends On: 1475084
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Reported: 2017-07-25 21:14 EDT by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2017-07-25 21:36 EDT (History)
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2017-07-25 21:14:02 EDT
It was discovered that RT::Authen::ExternalAuth, an external authentication module for Request Tracker, is vulnerable to timing side-channel attacks for user passwords. Only ExternalAuth in DBI (database) mode is vulnerable.

Upstream patch:

https://forum.bestpractical.com/t/security-vulnerabilities-in-rt-2017-06-15/32016

References:

https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3882
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3883
Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2017-07-25 21:36:41 EDT
Created rt tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1475084]

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